A member of the Danish Cycling Union's board was dismissed from his post following news that he tested positive for three banned substances at a veterans' race in June. Soren Svenningsen showed traces of testosterone and two kinds of glucocorticoids and will be forced to quit the DCU board and his position as president of the Holte Cycling Club. He claims the positives are linked to injections he took for a back injury. "I was of the view that the substances would have been out of the body well before the season," Svenningsen said. “This was apparently not the case and after talking to my physician I learned that the substances can be in the body up to 18 months.” Svenningsen is also a board member of the Clearidium anti-doping agency, which does work for the International Olympic Committee and WADA.